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As High Holy Days near, some synagogues abandon 'pay-to-pray' tradition

Since the 1950s, the end of summer has signaled two things for American Jews: The advent of a worship period known as the High Holy Days, and making certain one has a reserved seat to worship during the most sacred period of the faith's annual calendar.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Digital Seekers: Spiritual leaders see growth opportunity among tech's stressed workforce

Three years ago, Adam Smallcombe moved his wife and young children from their home just north of Sydney, Australia, 7,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to a place they'd never been into a culture they didn't know.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Your iPhone is about to get some new religious emojis

Brace yourself. New religious emojis are coming.

September 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

God can redeem any soul who seeks atonement

Today's text is from Leviticus 23:24-25 (MSG): "God said to Moses, 'Tell the people of Israel, on the first day of the seventh month, set aside a day of rest, a sacred assembly - mark it with loud blasts on the ram's horn. Don't do any ordinary work. Offer a fire-gift to God.'"

September 15, 2015 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith

Church celebrations planned

The Miracles of God Ministry Church of Christ Holiness unto the Lord Evangelistic Church will celebrate the founder and overseer's 13th appreciation service at 6 p.m. Saturday at 401 Smith and Cox Road NE in Ludowici.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith

8 things to know about this year's Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish New Year celebration, began Sunday. From the foods to the sounds to the tweets, the festival's messages provide Jews worldwide a chance to reflect and plan for future endeavors, according to BBC.

September 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith

Pastors in 35 states to get sabbaticals via foundation grants

Pastors in 35 states will be able to take some time off for study, reflection and personal renewal thanks to grants from an Indiana-based foundation.

September 14, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Everybody wants to meet Pope Francis on his U.S. trip, but few will get one-on-one time

Stephen Colbert, who away from the television cameras is a dedicated Roman Catholic who teaches Sunday School in his suburban New Jersey parish, wants to meet Pope Francis when the pontiff visits the United States later this month. He really, really wants to meet the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, media reports indicate.

September 14, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith

New Buddhist fraternity and sorority to bring compassion and kindness to college campus

For founders of the first Buddhist Greek organization on a U.S. college campus, striving to show compassion proves more important than starting controversy.

September 14, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith

Don't neglect the most important thing

In just a couple of weeks, summer once again is going to come to a close, and fall is upon us.

September 12, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Headhunters help churches find pastors, staff

Garry Clemmer didn't want to go through the hassle again. Five years after an internal search to find a lead pastor for Ecclesia Hollywood, a non-denominational Christian church meeting in a purple-hued edifice visible from Santa Monica Boulevard, the group still needed to find a permanent replacement.

September 12, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Accept that everyone is a sinner

Friday marks 14 years since that fateful day.

September 11, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

When push comes to shove, Americans prefer religious liberty over LGBT rights, poll shows

If push came to shove, American voters would support religious liberty over LGBT rights, according to a new poll from Caddell Associates cited by The Washington Examiner.

September 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

God gives man light; will we ever use it?

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path ... The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." - Psalm 119:105,130

September 10, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Annulment changes give Catholics hope, but some have doubts

Changes in the way the Roman Catholic Church grants annulments — announced Monday in two documents issued "motu proprio," or on the Pope's initiative — may yield unintended consequences for the 1.2-billion-member religion, observers say.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

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6 quotes from Pope Francis’ recent interview with a newspaper made by the homeless

Pope Francis just gave a very rare interview to a newspaper that helps fund the homeless.

November 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Look to God's standard -- the Bible -- for truth

In all the teaching found in the New Testament, one does not find people being taught different ideas.

November 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Why people quitting their jobs can be good for the economy

Quitting equals winning — at least in a recovering U.S. labor market.

November 12, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith

Struggling veteran removes shoes, gives to man who has none

Jon M. is all he wants to be known by. That’s what he told me when he agreed to tell his story of being ...

November 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Denning Deseret News | Faith

This Michigan city just made history by voting in America's first-ever Muslim-majority council

Muslims scored a major victory in Michigan.

November 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Religious construction could be about to increase for the first time since 2002

This year has been bleak for religious construction. Industry experts predict that 9.3 million square feet of new space for churches, synagogues, temples and ...

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Starbucks cup complaints divide Christian community

As the pumpkin spice season comes to a close, a tempest has been brewing over Starbucks' newest coffee cup.

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Supreme Court takes on religious freedom challenge to Obamacare — again

For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care ...

November 10, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

8 world religions embrace the Golden Rule

One of the most important rules parents can teach their children is colored gold.

November 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

This '90s comedy star credits God for saving him from suicide, depression and drugs

Few comedians could get much more popular than Kel Mitchell did in the 1990s.

November 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

From broken to mended through Jesus

There seems to be a global pandemic we are facing more and more every day. It is taking more lives that any natural disaster or ...

November 09, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith

Invisible wounds: How faith communities can do more to help veterans heal

When Richard Robinson sought treatment for post-traumatic stress in 2007, he was told at first that he couldn't have PTSD because he was never ...

November 08, 2015 | Allison Pond Deseret News | Faith

God of judgment is also of love and mercy

I have been reading the Old Testament prophets and have been seeing a common theme.

November 07, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

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